variable line-display pager?
kline at thought.org
Sun Feb 20 00:23:01 UTC 2011
On Sat, Feb 19, 2011 at 03:52:40PM -0800, Chip Camden wrote:
> Quoth Gary Kline on Saturday, 19 February 2011:
> > Need help findind a way of using existing unix utilities to diplay
> > chunks of N lines of a text files. Here N <= the number of lines in
> > the file.
> > For instance, say that my xterm/console/"Konsole" is 80x53 lines.
> > My text file is around 200 lines long and I want to use more or less
> > or some GUI pager to display only 15 lines at one time. Tapping the
> > space bar would display another 15 lines and so on until EOF. Is
> > there a way of doing with with flags of the existing /usr/bin/less
> > or is there some other pager that I can build?
> > thanks,
> > gary
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> The -z option is supposed to do this:
> less -z15 file.txt
> But it appears to work only on the second and successive pages.
Oh. So _that's_ why. I tried less -m 15 [because the man pages
sais z=N; i just tried what you did with -z15. Full page first
time, 15 lines each spacebar thereafter.
Zank you, Sir Chip.. Anybody else? I'm loathe to use anything gui,
but here's where I'll be happy w ith something GUI THat i can
squeeze my "15" or small-n lines' worth into. Can'y believe that
there is nothing for all theses years.... I mean, geewhiz!
Any idea where I Should look in ports or how to google this?
> Sterling (Chip) Camden | sterling at camdensoftware.com | 2048D/3A978E4F
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Gary Kline kline at thought.org http://www.thought.org Public Service Unix
Journey Toward the Dawn, E-Book: http://www.thought.org
The 7.98a release of Jottings: http://jottings.thought.org
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